This Guildhall stands on the site used for the Guild, or Fraternity, of Citizens established in 1387 by Richard II, which Guild continued for 161 years under 9 Monarchs, and was finally dissolved under Edward VI, in 1548. The present building was erected in 1846, by the Trustees of the Lichfield Conduit Lands, to whom the ancient Guild, in the year 1545, gave valuable properties out of their possessions to supply the citizens with water, and for their common weal. Her late Most Gracious Majesty, Queen Victoria, visited this City in 1832, and again in 1843. In 1894, His Majesty, King Edward VII, (as Prince of Wales), was received here on the Occasion of the Centenary of the Queen's Own Royal Staffordshire Yeomanry Cavalry.

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Photo of Victoria and James Burton blue plaque
Simon Harriyott on Flickr
Photo of Victoria and Victoria grey plaque
Simon Harriyott on Flickr
Photo of Victoria claret plaque
N Chadwick on Geograph
Photo of Mary Townley, Victoria, and Victoria blue plaque
Frank Batt on Flickr
Photo of John Dobson, Robert Stephenson, Thomas Prosser, Victoria, and 2 others
Frankie Roberto on Flickr
Photo of Victoria and Peter Fairbairn blue plaque
sgwarnog2010 on Flickr
Photo of Victoria blue plaque
Diane Griffiths on Flickr
Photo of Cuthbert Brodrick and Victoria blue plaque
Bolckow on Flickr
Photo of Victoria bronze plaque
Elliott Brown on Flickr
Photo of Victoria and Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha bronze plaque
Jeremy Osborne on Flickr
Photo of Victoria and The Cock, St. Neots blue plaque
Simply Jan on Flickr
Photo of Victoria and Ye Olde George Inn, Christchurch green plaque
gnomonic on Flickr
Photo of Elizabeth I of England, Victoria, and Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha blue plaque
Jeff Stone on Flickr
Photo of Victoria brass plaque
Peter Hughes on Flickr
Photo of Victoria and Mr McKenzie white plaque
Brian Cooper on Flickr
Photo of Manchester Ship Canal and Victoria black plaque
Nick Harrison on Flickr
Photo of Victoria blue plaque
Simply Jan on Flickr
Photo of Victoria black plaque
nick.harrisonfli on Flickr
Photo of Edward VII blue plaque
Simon Harriyott on Flickr
Photo of Warnes Hotel, George Warne, Haile Selassie, Winston Churchill, and 3 others
Simon Harriyott on Flickr
Photo of Edward VII, Francis Greville, and Frances Evelyn Greville grey plaque
Simon Harriyott on Flickr
Photo of Langtry Manor Hotel , Lillie Langtry, and Edward VII blue plaque
Alwyn Ladell on Flickr
Photo of Edward VII, John Wallis, and Jack (Kid) Berg blue plaque
Robin Drayton on Geograph
Photo of Edward VII, Arthur Abraham David Sassoon, and Louise Sassoon blue plaque
Jez Nicholson on Flickr
Photo of Edward VII, Lillie Langtry, Thomas Rule, and Rules black plaque
Nick Harrison on Flickr
Photo of Edward VII blue plaque
John S Turner on Geograph
Photo of Edward VII bronze plaque
ell brown on Flickr
Photo of Alexandra, Edward VII, and Edward William Godwin black plaque
nick.harrisonfli on Flickr